About Sushmita Roy

Sushmita Roy is an editorial intern at Global Citizen. She studied journalism and psychology at New York University. Her close friends and family started calling her “Sushi” before the dish became mainstream. Sushmita’s research interests include immigration, human interest stories, and social psychology. She passionate about advocating for gender equality and immigration rights.

Stories

  1. Article: This 22-Year-Old Is Running From NYC to LA to Raise Awareness About Ocean Plastic
    Environment

    This 22-Year-Old Is Running From NYC to LA to Raise Awareness About Ocean Plastic

    By Sushmita Roy|July 15, 2019

    Sam Bencheghib plans to run 20 miles a day, six days a week, for six months. Read more

  2. Article: Miley Cyrus Says We Need to Treat Women and the Planet Better
    Environment

    Miley Cyrus Says We Need to Treat Women and the Planet Better

    By Sushmita Roy|July 12, 2019

    "We just take and take and expect it to keep producing. And it's exhausted.” Read more

  3. Article: 10 Colorful Photos of Strength and Resilience From Around the World This Week
    Citizenship

    10 Colorful Photos of Strength and Resilience From Around the World This Week

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Sushmita Roy|July 12, 2019

    From Pride marches to the US women's national soccer team's win, this week was filled with hope. Read more

  4. Article: Mexico City’s First Female Mayor Pledges to End Violence Against Women
    Girls & Women

    Mexico City’s First Female Mayor Pledges to End Violence Against Women

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|July 12, 2019

    Approximately 1,100 women were murdered in Mexico between January and May. Read more

  5. Article: The Netherlands Turned 316 Bus Stops Into Homes for Bees
    Environment

    The Netherlands Turned 316 Bus Stops Into Homes for Bees

    By Sushmita Roy|July 11, 2019

    Bees and other pollinators are crucial for the cultivation of more than 75% of the country’s crops. Read more

  6. Article: 5 Ways Family Planning Is Crucial to Gender Equality
    Girls & Women

    5 Ways Family Planning Is Crucial to Gender Equality

    By Sushmita Roy|July 11, 2019

    Without adequate funding, the future of millions of women and girls is at risk. Read more

  7. Article: India's Water Scarcity Crisis Disproportionately Affects Its Poorest Neighborhoods
    Water & Sanitation

    India's Water Scarcity Crisis Disproportionately Affects Its Poorest Neighborhoods

    By Sushmita Roy|July 10, 2019

    Those who can afford it still have access to seemingly unlimited water. Read more

  8. Article: A Climate Disaster Takes Place Every Week Around the World, UN Says
    Environment

    A Climate Disaster Takes Place Every Week Around the World, UN Says

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|July 9, 2019

    Climate-related disasters are estimated to cost $520 billion a year. Read more

  9. Article: Period Pain Causes 20% of Young Girls Around the World to Miss School, Study Says
    Education

    Period Pain Causes 20% of Young Girls Around the World to Miss School, Study Says

    By Sushmita Roy|July 5, 2019

    Nearly 41% of girls reported decreased performance or lowered concentration in classroom. Read more

  10. Article: Nestlé Launches New Biodegradable Snack Packaging
    Environment

    Nestlé Launches New Biodegradable Snack Packaging

    By Sushmita Roy|July 5, 2019

    The move is part of the company's effort to make all packaging recyclable and reusable by 2025. Read more